A Leisurely Swim
Photograph - Photography
I found this koi fish swimming in a small lake at the Anderson Japanese Garden in Rockford, Illinois. I loved how it glided through the water with out any fear of the people watching it.
The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp." It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.
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March 5th, 2014
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